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Hero

By Aslam Shah Some heroes dont come in capes or white, In red ferraris or action movies, A hero’s life is a courageous fight, To his family lies his noble duties. He left his children and his wi…

The End of a Student Life

Growing up in Singapore, education plays a prominent role in our lives, shaping the way we live and behave. As I step on the threshold of passing into adulthood, I am set to leave behind the life of a…

Manga Linguistics 101: Onomatopoeias

English speakers do not usually pay much attention to onomatopoeias. Yes, these literary devices help us to agree that dogs bark and horses neigh. They are also a lifesaver in literature class, when y…

Reclaiming Back the Hols

I admit: I’m a self-confessed Grinch. Christmas brings out the cranky side of me, the pessimistic side which is cynical about everyone and everything. It only takes the mentioning of “Christmas Wonder…

If You Understand Time The Way I Do

Roy is an avid writer, aspiring diplomat, and inquisitive traveller. His articles mainly focus on examining world politics, exploring Japanese culture, and understanding the human self. To read more f…

A Note After Election Day

You thought that it was a bad dream. It was not. The flags streaked with red, blue, and a messy splash of orange in a sea of red caps. Beyond the crazy mad months that the world has endured, lies a fu…

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